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Ark. panel tries again with 12-week abortion ban

Posted: February 19, 2013 - 7:53am

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A proposal to ban most abortions in Arkansas 12 weeks into a pregnancy is coming back before a House panel days after it fell short of the votes needed to pass.

The House Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee on Tuesday planned to consider the revised version of the proposed abortion ban. The panel is also expected to vote on a revised version of a separate measure that would ban most abortions at 20 weeks.

The panel had approved an earlier version of the ban, but the measure was amended to add exemptions and remove criminal penalties for doctors. The revised measure fell one vote shy when it went before the panel last week.

Gov. Mike Beebe has called the bill unconstitutional, but has not said whether he'll veto it.

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i_wonder
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i_wonder 02/19/13 - 10:01 am
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wow

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This panel is working harder than a vacuum pump at Planned Parenthood.

reader
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reader 02/19/13 - 10:24 am
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Does the LCD have a reporter working the legislative branch?

If so, are they (the legislature) actually just spending all their time competing with each other for the most onerous abortion ban, and nothing else? If they are considering other legislation of importance, it would be nice to see some of it reported. The abortion ban saga is getting old, but with a Republicant house and senate what else could we expect? Still playing to their religious base and ignoring everything else like jobs, health care, highways and bridges, many of which are in need of immediate repair / replacement. Just to name a few things.

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mikeng1994 02/19/13 - 10:32 am
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I agree Reader. Sad to say

I agree Reader.

Sad to say the other issues are not as news worthy and does not generate the drama the the abortion topic can. It has nothing to do with what side a person is on, they just want the pot stirred so the crap can't settle to the bottom.

I don't know if the Legislature is ignore the other topics. I hope they are not, but the best way to get your name in the spotlight is to publicly state your stance on abortion.

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crypted quill 02/19/13 - 10:36 am
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I'm so glad President Day (

I'm so glad President Day ( federal holiday) is over...who knew so many LCD forum 'commenters' honored the birthdays of both Washington and Lincoln?

crypted quill
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crypted quill 02/19/13 - 12:26 pm
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Sweet Tea Jesus, Sen. Jason

Sweet Tea Jesus,

Sen. Jason Rapert's unconstitutional bill to ban most abortions -- David Goins of Fox 16 reports

"Chairman John Burris refused a motion for a roll call vote on the bill.
Republican Rep. John Burris wouldn't allow recorded vote on anti-abortion bill."

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krg2 02/19/13 - 03:12 pm
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Arkansas is, once again,

Arkansas is, once again, determined to show the world that we won't be dragged into the current century...regardless of reality, law or science. And, once again, it'll be all about white male religious zealots trying to knock women back to the times where they knew their proper place...which is under the thumbs of fools like Rapert.

There is ONLY one remaining clinic that still offers women/children access to a legal abortion (at least we're better than the four states that have no abortion providers). Determined y'all are to force rape/incest victims/women to carry their children regardless of their feelings/desires or health.

How about the legislature practicing what they preach and passing legislation that outlaws the spreading of sperm outside of reproduction purposes...instead of continuing to put sole responsibility for sexual consequences on women's uterus's. Nothing but a big fat bunch of sexist hypocrites.

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Zheking 02/19/13 - 04:55 pm
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"Determined y'all are to

"Determined y'all are to force rape/incest victims/women to carry their children"

Rape and incest victims make up <1% of abortions, just FYI.

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i_wonder 02/19/13 - 04:59 pm
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and

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more than 50% of abortions are of FEMALE fetuses.

So, who's the sexist ones? I keep forgetting.

krg2
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krg2 02/19/13 - 08:13 pm
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"So, who's the sexist ones? I

"So, who's the sexist ones? I keep forgetting."

Sadly I keep remembering all your silly arguments about what defines sexism, what doesn't define sexism.

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krg2 02/19/13 - 08:14 pm
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The amount of abortions

The amount of abortions performed because of rape/incest is, of course, not the main reason women fight for Choice; they're simply the most extreme examples of why we should fight for access to a legal abortion in every state. And 8200 (about) victims of rape/incest is not an insignificant number.

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